Our Teachers

Our Teachers
Arla Ballesteros
We are so happy that Arla is taking on our Thimbleberries Club for another year.  She has
been an active Thimbleberries member since 2002 and has spent 4 years as Club Coordinator.  Arla is always checking the Thimbleberries web site and discussion groups for fun ideas for us.  Not only
does she keep our meetings organized and moving along, she also has challenges and new
ideas for using our Thimbleberries stash and patterns.   In addition she organizes and
facilitates Thimbleberries Camp and Thimbleberries Night Out at the shop.
Nancy Haldeman
Nancy has been quilting since 1984 and has a passion for sharing the love of quilting with a great sense
of humor and a contagious positive attitude. She loves bright happy colors and machine quilting.   In
2006 she took home the 3rd place ribbon for her denim quilt in the Large Quilt – Machine Quilted
category at the Arizona Quilt Guild Show at ASU West.


Janet Moreau
Janet has been quilting since 1979.  A few years ago she saw a demonstration on embellishing
sweatshirts and turning them into jackets; and has really taken off with the concept and makes
stunning jackets.  The adorable folk art dolls in the shop were made by Janet.  She also teaches our
penny rug classes, assists Arla with Thimbleberries Club and is joining with Linda to Hostess our Party
with Patrick Club.  She says her favorite part of quilting is embellishing and the finishing.

Susan Bigler
Susan has been involved in quilting since she was 8 years old; receiving instruction from her
Grandmother.  Today she is helping at the store in a variety of areas, with her focus on basic secretarial tasks, as well as emails.

Laura Hardon
Laura Hardon  has been quilting since 1990.  She has sewn everything from ski wear to sailboat sails.
Before moving to AZ she founded the Seaside quilters in Milfoprd,Ct.  Laura’s intrests are with the more
traditional blocks, and embelishing.  She instructs our Rookie Classes and assists with the Beginning
Classes. She also teaches in other classes, and takes incredible pictures of the quilts for our FaceBook as
well as the ad/pictures on Channel 8 (Saturday mornings at 8:00 before Sewing with Nancy).